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PHY 213 - Classical Physics I

Credits: 6
Lecture Hours: 5
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Core
This course is calculus-based and intended for engineering and science majors. Topics covered include statics, dynamics, kinematics, fluid behavior, wave motion, vibrating systems, heat and thermodynamics.
Corequisite: MAT 211  or equivalent must be taken concurrently with or prior to this course
Competencies
1. Investigate the fundamental structure of a physical science
1. Examine the scientific method
2. Practice the theory of measurement and error
3. Distinguish between units and dimensions
4. Examine currently used unit systems
5. Distinguish between scalar and vector quantities
6. Perform operations in vector addition and subtraction
7. Resolve vectors into cartesian coordinates
8. Translate cartesian vector components into polar form
9. Use unit vector notation
2. Develop the first and second condition for equilibrium
1. Solve problems requiring the first condition of equilibrium
2. Define the physical quantity of torque
3. Solve problems requiring the first and second condition of equilibrium
4. Define the center of gravity
5. Apply the center of gravity concept to equilibrium problems
3. Develop the principles of particle kinematics
1. Define speed and velocity
2. Use the concept of relative velocity
3. Define acceleration
4. Solve problems in uniformly accelerated rectilinear motion
5. Solve problems in projectile motion.
6. Perform exercises in dimensional analysis
4. Develop the principles of particle dynamics
1. Investigate Newton’s three Laws of Motion
2. Distinguish between weight and mass
3. Analyze frictional forces
4. Solve problems involving F=ma
5. Analyze motion on an incline
6. Analyze motion of several connected bodies
5. Examine the principles of work, energy and power
1. Define the physical meaning of work
2. Calculate the work done by constant and variable forces in different types of force systems
3. Define the physical meaning of power
4. Solve problems involving power concepts
5. Define kinetic and potential energy
6. Develop the Work-Energy Theorem
7. Incorporate spring potential energy into the Work-Energy Theorem
8. Incorporate gravitational potential energy into the Work-Energy Theorem
9. Calculate the work due to friction
10. Develop the Law of Conservation of Energy
11. Apply the Law of Conservation of Energy to physical problems
6. Investigate the concept of linear momentum
1. Define linear momentum
2. Develop the principle of impulse-momentum
3. Solve problems involving impulse-momentum
4. Develop the Law of Conservation of Momentum
5. Apply Conservation of Momentum to elastic and inelastic collisions in one and two dimensional situations
6. Analyze rocket propulsion from the perspective of momentum conservation
7. Examine center of mass motion
7. Develop the principles of rotational and orbital motion
1. Define angular measures as vectors
2. Define angular speed and velocity
3. Define angular acceleration
4. Analyze tangential quantities
5. Investigate the concept of radial acceleration
6. Solve problems involving angular displacements, velocities and accelerations
7. Investigate the concept of centripetal force
8. Solve centripetal force problems
9. Generalize rotational concepts to the Universal Law of Gravitation
10. Solve problems using the Universal Law of Gravitation
8. Develop the principles of rotational dynamics
1. Review the vector (cross) product
2. Define the moment of inertia of a rigid body
3. Examine rigid body rotation
4. Establish analogies with linear motion
5. Calculate the moment of inertia of various objects
6. Prove the Parallel Axis Theorem
9. Develop the principles of rotational momentum and energy
1. Analyze the kinetic energy of body in pure rotation.
2. Define angular work and power in terms of torque
3. Solve problems involving rotational energy and power
4. Define angular momentum
5. Establish the Law of Conservation of Momentum
10. Develop the principles of oscillatory motion
1. Define the terminology of oscillatory motion
2. Analyze the characteristics of simple harmonic motion
3. Determine the equation of motion for simple harmonic motion
4. Investigate damped and driven harmonic oscillators
5. Analyze resonance in a driven harmonic oscillator
11. Relate the basic principles of physics to continuum mechanics
1. Generalize Hooke’s Law to any elastic medium
2. Solve Generalized Hooke’s Law problems
3. Generalize the concept of friction to viscosity in a liquid
4. Define pressure in a fluid
5. Prove Archimedes’ Principle
6. Solve problems using Archimedes’s Principle
7. Derive Bernoulli’s Equation
8. Determine Bernoulli’s Principle
9. Examine Stoke’s Law of Viscous Drag
10. Solve problems involving Stoke’s Law
12. Relate the basic principles of physics to the behavior of gasses
1. Define the pressure of a dilute gas.
2. Define temperature
3. Derive the Ideal Gas Law
4. Define the mole
5. Solve ideal gas problems
6. Analyze molecular speed distributions
7. Use the Maxwell-Boltzmann Distribution Function
13. Investigate the thermal properties of matter
1. Examine the concept of heat and thermal energy
2. Define heat units
3. Define specific heat capacity
4. Calculate the specific heat of an ideal gas.
5. Calculate the work done during expansion.
6. Determine the relationship between specific heats
7. Discuss the equipartition of energy.
8. Derive thermal expansion equations
9. Solve thermal expansion problems
10. Discuss heat transfer
11. Derive heat transfer equations
12. Define thermal conductivity
13. Define R-values
14. Solve heat transfer problems
15. Discuss latent heats
16. Solve latent heat problems
14. Develop the concepts of thermodynamics
1. Define systems and state variables
2. Derive the First Law of Thermodynamics
3. Define quasi-static and reversible processes
4. Investigate isothermal processes in an ideal gas.
5. Investigate adiabatic processes in an ideal gas
6. Investigate cyclic process for heat engines
7. Analyze the Carnot cycle
8. Discuss the Second Law of Thermodynamics
9. Discuss order and disorder in a system
10. Define entropy
11. Discuss entropy changes in an irreversible process

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